Flooding can cause serious damage to your property, its contents, your level of production and ability to trade. It can also have a serious impact on your staff and your ability to supply your customers.
You can’t always stop a property from flooding but you can put measures in place to help minimise the damage and speed up recovery time. As we move into the winter months, we recommend you take this time to assess your property and plan ahead for any bad weather. Events like flooding can be traumatic enough without the additional worry about what actions you need to take once it has happened.
Be ready – there are things you can do now:
- Where critical machinery which can’t be moved is on ground floors or in basements, protect those areas from water invasion.
- If you are redoing any painting it’s worth using waterproof sealant on external walls and water resistant paint on internal walls.
- Seal gaps in external walls around electrical and phone entry points or piping with water resistant materials such as silicone.
- Put together a flood emergency response plan so everyone in your business knows what to do in the event of a flood – make sure it is easy to access and that your staff know where it
Act now – a few simple steps can minimise the damage caused & help your business recover as quickly as possible should the worst happen.
Source: Aviva commercial flood guide.